What books would you like to see adapted into movies? Page 5

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  • Lutz 30 Jul 2009 16:34:01 48,870 posts
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    Legend. Just for special effects/mass battles.
  • Deleted user 30 July 2009 16:35:07
    I'd like to see a Prayer for Owen Meany become a film. Some of John Irving's other books have made good movies - Garp, Cider House Rules - and I think this is his best.
  • BinaryBob101 30 Jul 2009 17:17:36 27,748 posts
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    Lutz wrote:
    The dictionary.

    If they can adapt Asteroids and Monopoly, then this should definitely be done.
  • Bill-Gates-is-Evil 3 Aug 2009 19:00:49 8,934 posts
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    This may not have been mentioned but World War Z
  • Deleted user 3 August 2009 19:39:20
    Paperghost wrote:
    weaveworld by clive barker. it'd probably get mangled though.

    Would be marvellous if they did it right, but aye I'm sure anything that did actually surface would be crap. They've been trying to do a mini-series for years, one of many things - like the third Book of the Art - that Barker keeps promising is just round the corner.

    Anyway, I'd love to see an adaptation of Stephen Donaldson's Gap series.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 25 Oct 2016 14:36:48 14,003 posts
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    Mortal Engines is happening \o/

    http://deadline.com/2016/10/peter-jackson-mortal-engines-movie-christian-rivers-philip-reeve-mrc-universal-pictures-1201841779/
  • drhickman1983 25 Oct 2016 15:27:58 6,869 posts
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    I'd like to see Joe Abercrombie's First Law trilogy as a film. Patrick Stewart as Bayaz, maybe. I think Andy Serkis would be a good Glokta.
  • PazJohnMitch 25 Oct 2016 15:52:08 16,008 posts
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    First Law Trilogy would be good.

    Not sure about a Serkis Glokta though. Think it needs someone a little less animated. (Not Keanu Reeves stiff but more calculating). I was thinking more like Mark Strong.


    My choice would be the First Mistborn Trilogy (Final Empire) by Brandon Sanderson. I know he was in game, TV and film negotiations but all I have heard is a Legion TV series was likely.
  • Deleted user 25 October 2016 15:55:42
    Clicked this thread thinking 'First law might be good...' (listening to Sharp Ends audio book just now)
  • Salaman 25 Oct 2016 15:56:49 23,838 posts
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    Calvin & Hobbes.
  • Scimarad 25 Oct 2016 17:40:55 9,756 posts
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    Sun of Suns by Karl Schroeder because it would look utterly amazing done right and it's a very enjoyable swashbuckling tale of zero G pirates in great big airships.
  • -Amelia 25 Oct 2016 17:45:17 3,164 posts
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    The book of the new sun by Gene Wolfe.

    That would be phenomenal. Would need to be two films though.
  • Jmek 25 Oct 2016 17:48:59 1,549 posts
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    Elric Of Melniboné
  • neilka 25 Oct 2016 18:07:27 23,415 posts
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  • creepiest-lizard 25 Oct 2016 18:29:38 1,428 posts
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    I just read a book called The library at Mount Char.
    Hard to describe but if you could imagine that Dumbledore had kidnapped Harry Potter to teach him and was a homocidal psychopath.
    It's actually much better than I made it sound. Just look it up on Amazon
  • challenge_hanukkah 25 Oct 2016 18:49:22 12,845 posts
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  • neilka 25 Oct 2016 19:13:39 23,415 posts
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    I'm amazed that none of Chuck Tingle's astonishing oeuvre has been adapted yet.

  • creepiest-lizard 25 Oct 2016 19:53:07 1,428 posts
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    neilka wrote:
    I'm amazed that none of Chuck Tingle's astonishing oeuvre has been adapted yet.

    Netflix probably have it in the pipeline
  • beastmaster 25 Oct 2016 22:05:57 20,940 posts
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    The War of Powers.

    I don't think we've ever seen a warrior princess get taken my lizard men with two cocks.
  • neilka 25 Oct 2016 22:18:25 23,415 posts
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    Someone's never been to an EGX afterparty.
  • drhickman1983 26 Oct 2016 00:44:23 6,869 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    Mortal Engines is happening \o/

    http://deadline.com/2016/10/peter-jackson-mortal-engines-movie-christian-rivers-philip-reeve-mrc-universal-pictures-1201841779/
    Will it be Peter Jackson who directed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, or Peter Jackson who directed the Hobbit trilogy...

    PazJohnMitch wrote:
    First Law Trilogy would be good.

    Not sure about a Serkis Glokta though. Think it needs someone a little less animated. (Not Keanu Reeves stiff but more calculating). I was thinking more like Mark Strong.
    I think Serkis would be a decent Glokta, fair point but I'm sure he could be a bit more restrained, but I can imagine he'd do Glokta's horrible physicality well.

    Mark Strong would be a great Black Dow, I reckon. Though for some reason I keep thinking Jason Statham would be weirdly good in that role.

    Maybe have Sean Bean as Dogman. Then everyone would be suprised when he doesn't die.

    Not sure who be Ninefingers, though.
  • thelzdking 26 Oct 2016 04:05:07 10,118 posts
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    Some of them David Icke ones.
  • sirtacos 26 Oct 2016 04:29:52 8,244 posts
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    City of Thieves by Daniel Benioff
  • HitchHiker 26 Oct 2016 06:48:48 2,892 posts
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    The Witcher is based on a series of books and a decent Witcher film would be great. No idea who'd play Geralt though.
  • HitchHiker 26 Oct 2016 06:49:46 2,892 posts
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    The Last Wish. That's ignoring the godawful Polish TV-Movie they did of it.
    B'ah. Beat me to it and only 7 years ago!
  • Telepathic.Geometry 26 Oct 2016 06:54:33 12,422 posts
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    Probably said it before, but I would love to see a proper R-rated movie rendition of "Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" by Stephen R. Donaldson.
  • cov 26 Oct 2016 07:41:16 2,271 posts
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    Telepathic.Geometry wrote:
    Probably said it before, but I would love to see a proper R-rated movie rendition of "Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" by Stephen R. Donaldson.
    agreed - William Dafoe in lead? perhaps too old now
  • Telepathic.Geometry 26 Oct 2016 08:12:37 12,422 posts
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    Yeah, I could see that. Or maybe Gary Oldman? You really need a solid actor in the role of Covenant, so that you can hate his guts for all the shit he does, but still kinda sympathize with him? Kinda like the Bloody Baron role from Witcher III. He is an absolute despicable cunt, but ya do kinda sympathize with him nonetheless.
  • PazJohnMitch 26 Oct 2016 20:05:30 16,008 posts
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    @drhickman1983

    Good call on Sean Bean.
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